Teen faces up to 50 years for fatal Boulder beating

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - One of two teens who pleaded guilty to fatally beating a developmentally disabled man in Boulder faces up to 50 years in prison when he's sentenced Friday.

The Daily Camera reports that prosecutors are asking for the maximum sentence for 19-year-old Luke Pelham in the death of Aaron Tuneberg in 2014.

The defense is asking for 30 years because they say Pelham was manipulated into being a lookout for the other teen - Austin Holford. He's already been sentenced to 56 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Tuneberg suffered serious head injuries when he was beaten with a baseball bat and a golf club in an attempt to steal his belongings. They say Pelham was seeking revenge for a fight with Tuneberg a few days before.


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